We choose Ayada as one of our favorite family holiday destinations as they have excellent facilities for children. The lagoon is safe for their first snorkel experience and underwater encounter with many colored fish. Proximity to the southern tail of the reef makes this a perfect destination for diving and watersport enthusiasts who are keen to explore a unique and undisturbed seascape.
Guests can avail themselves to a variety of dining experiences found in the seven restaurants; each offering a unique culinary experience. Ayada definitely is a must see and won many prices of which the latest are: The Seven Star Global Luxury Award 2013, World Travel Awards Maldives’ Leading Spa Resort 2013, and Indian Ocean’s Leading Villa Resort & Spa 2013.
Local island name: Magudhdhuvaa Island, Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll.
Between the Gazeera Reef and the Boduhutta Reef.
All villas at Ayada have a private plunge pool, outdoor terrace with sun loungers, daybeds and an outdoor shower, plus housekeeping services twice a day. The Beach Villas and Suites have private access to the beach and all over-water accommodation have steps at the deck leading into the crystal ocean.
Ideal for vacationing families, these interconnecting villas offer a larger separate individual bedroom yet common outdoor terrace areas with a Beach Villa.
Positioned to capture infinite views of the ocean and sunrise, each suite offers a private outdoor terrace, plunge pool and direct beach access.
SUNSET LAGOON SUITES
Perched on the beach with the outdoor terrace over the water, these suites offer a large area encompassing a living and bedroom area complete with a spacious outdoor terrace. The plush swing sofas and plunge pool enhance the tranquil setting, with direct lagoon access from the terrace.
SUNSET OCEAN SUITES
Offering absolute luxury and serenity over the Indian Ocean, these over-the-water suites offer a master bedroom with private bathroom and a living area with a glass floor panel, an additional bathroom and pantry area. The huge sundeck with ocean hammocks gives direct access to the lagoon and infinite views of the horizon.
AYADA ROYAL OCEAN SUITE
With its distinct location on the edge of the jetty, this duplex split level presidential suite is considered an island enclave and offers spacious bedrooms on the ground and upper floors, a lavish living area and an upper floor terrace providing a 180 degrees view of the Indian Ocean. Absolute privacy.
Centrally located, the ‘AySpa’ is a 3500 sqm haven and forms an enclave within the island vegetation.
It’s lead by ESPA, a world spa company building award-winning spas in five continents across the globe.
The Spa has hydro-theraphy baths, a segregated steam and sauna area, a cold plunge pool, a warm vitality pool and offers Maldives’ first Vichy room and private Turkish Hammam. The signature treatments have been designed as the ultimate balancing body treatment tailored to your individual needs.
The onsite PADI 5 Star has a variety of activities, programs and courses from Bubble Maker – a tailor made program for children between the ages of 8 and 10 years, to Dive Master.
Courses takes place both in an air-conditioned classroom, which is fully equipped with television/video and a white board, and in the calm lagoon directly in front of the dive center. Ayada offers courses in 12 languages.
The lagoon is shallow and safe for swimming as there are no underlying ocean currents.
Here you can start to discover the underwater life while having a very clear view.
Slowly snorkel to the amazing reefs full of rich marine life and vibrant corals.
Complimentary snorkel and fins are available from the dive center for your use during your stay at Ayada Maldives.
For big game fishing enthusiasts we invite you to partake in an exhilarating experience with seasoned fisherman in this atoll. At an ocean ridge which is shelved deeply into the depths you will be able to find some of the greatest concentrations of diverse sea life that is ideal for fishing.
Long Line Fishing is considered to be art unlike the commercial fishing. Your catch will be brought back to the resort where our culinary team will prepare it to your liking.
The water sports center offers an office area and vast open space for the storage of all equipment.
Offering a range of thrilling activities such as wind surfing, catamaran sailing, stand up paddling, canoeing, water skiing, wake boarding, knee boarding, the fun tube and the banana ride.
Fitness Pavilion offering cardiovascular, weight and free weights machines. A fully equipped state of the art fitness pavilion is available at the Recreation Center.
Manned by highly qualified trainers, this center offers a range of cardiovascular equipment, weight machines and free weights.
The trainers are available for private consultations or for private sessions.
The island has 3 jogging tracks measuring 900m, 1200m and 1600m and lead you through its most beautiful natural environments.
Yoga Studio for scheduled or private yoga, pilates and aerobics classes.
An exhilarating schedule of Yoga, Pilates and aerobics are on offer for fitness enthusiasts who don’t want to cut back on their regimes on their vacation.
An experienced instructor will allow you to schedule classes at your convenience and fitness level.
The floodlit tennis court and volleyball court is open from 08.00 am to 10.00 pm. Best to play a game very early morning or later during the day when the sun sets.
At the Recreation Center Ayada offers a PS3, table tennis, billiards, table football and a variety of board games.
VISIT GADDHOO; An Artisan’s Island
The nearby inhabited island of Gaddhoo is renowned throughout the Maldives for the intricate reed mats, known as “Thundu Kunaa” woven by the local women.
The team will escort you over the island where you can truly experience the untouched culture and enjoy a traditional lunch.
Tuna fishing in the Maldives is a unique tradition passed down through the generations. Join local fisherman as we take you through this very unique art.
Your catch will be prepared onboard and we invite you to sample the delectable fresh tuna soup that forms a staple part of a Maldivian’s diet.
A breathtaking Maldivian sunset, the gentle lapping of the waves, the possibility to see dolphins are the simple pleasures that you can enjoy on a private champagne cruise.
Champagne and canapés to be served on board by a personal server that will accompany you.
Stargazing at its best. We invite you to relax on the upper deck and enjoy the champagne and canapés on offer. With Ayada Maldives being far from artificial light sources, you will be able to enjoy magnificent constellations from both hemispheres on a gentle cruise.
Located less than ten minutes by speed boat from the resort lays a pristine sandbank surrounded by a crystal clear lagoon. Our culinary team will prepare a sumptuous picnic to your liking to enjoy during the day whilst you snorkel, swim or simply sunbathe in absolute isolation.
Have the opportunity to swim across the equator and be in two hemispheres at one time.
Upon your return, we invite you to explore an uninhabited island or its magnificent coral reef.
Little is known about the history of Fuvahmulah around the world, all that remains are some landmarks of the historical past. Our guide will take you through the historical ruins of the Buddhist era, the most important Islamic landmarks, the natural wonders of the two large freshwater lakes, and the natural phenomenon’s of one of the most unique beaches in the Maldives.
For guests who would like to experience sailing in the traditional sense, we invite you to embark upon a dhoni, a traditional Maldivian fishing boat. Your crew will introduce you to the sailing techniques whilst you are served champagne and canapés. Afterwards, your Butler or your GRA will escort you for a private and intimate dinner on the beach.
WINE & DINE
ILE DE JOIE
The ‘Ile De Joie’, located amidst the ocean villas, offers an extensive selection of quality wines and cheeses, an array of the finest chocolate from around the world.
The ‘Ile De Joie’ will also have luxury and specialty seafood items such a caviar, oysters and clams and a variety of the finest cigars available on offer.
LOUNGE AREAS & BARS
THE ZERO DEGREE
‘The Zero Degree’ offers a light and refreshing menu served to you whilst you laze on the sun beds within the pool or at the tables in the pool.
Simply enjoy relaxing and soothing music while you delight in the special starry effect of the pool lit up by LED lights and sip a world class cocktail.
‘Ocean breeze’ and the ‘Ottoman Lounge’ have many relaxation couches, lounge chairs and a wide choice of drinks and snacks.
Ayada has many private lounge events for you like ‘Shisha on the beach’. At this Arabian night’s theme guests are taken to a nearby sandbank at sunset with a selection of shisha, Turkish delights, Turkish coffee and teas.
THE OTTOMAN LOUNGE
‘Wine and Cheese’ offers an elegant set up at the sandbank where a selection of wines and cheeses are offered with the sommelier and server to accompany you. ‘Wine & Cheese pairing’ is an exclusive night with the wine sommelier where he takes you through the best pairings for wine and cheese.
Ayada offers excellent service for families traveling with children. Many details are taken into account and Ayada is a very good choice for a family friendly holiday.
The Beach villas are perfect for families. Up to two adults plus two children.
The Beach Suites offer an extra bedroom with twin bed, ideal for larger families. These interconnecting villas makes sure the living room is free of extra beds.
Families with older children also have the choice between over-water accommodations.
The Kids Club:
Ayada Maldives provides a fully equipped Kid’s Club on site supervised by trained and experienced professionals.
Open from 09.00 AM to 06.00 PM and inviting children between the ages of 4 – 12, this facility offers a host of recreational and educational activities conducted by a personable and attentive team.
The kids’ club has its own pool, nanny room, stage and playground area with a jungle gym, supervised snorkeling and swimming lessons, cooking classes, t-shirt painting, face painting, and an educational insight into the flora, fauna and marine life.
Specially designed children’s menus are available in the a la cart restaurants – Kai, Ocean Breeze and Zero Degree. The In-Villa Dining menu also showcases items more favorable for children.
Babysitter available on request
The rich Ottoman inspired design of the resort makes your wedding the ultimate luxury event.
There’s enough outdoor space to celebrate with approximately 450 guest, all in the background of tropical bliss.
“The White Room” is an open air or air-conditioned garden pavilion that is an ideal venue to reaffirm your vows and is a truly unique venue in the Maldives.
Let there be (moon) light and let there be love.
Ayada offers two ceremonies:
At Sunset – sunset ceremony at either the White Room or on the resort beach.
Moonlight Weddings – night time ceremony at either the White Room or on the resort beach.
Please contact us for more information about the detailed wedding package.
Ayada Maldives’ concern for the natural surroundings is evident in the care taken to preserve the natural vegetation and the diverse coral reef during the construction of the resort.
Wherever possible, uprooted vegetation has been replanted in an ongoing effort to conserve the lush environment that is home to fragile ecosystems and to provide shelter from the natural elements. Special care was taken during the planning and construction of the over water villas to ensure that there was minimal impact to the coral reef and marine life.
Maintaining the natural and local environment is of paramount importance at Ayada Maldives and therefore we endeavor to evoke environmental awareness amongst our employees and guests whilst implementing sustainable policies to minimize our impact on the environment.
In recognition of the efforts taken to protect and preserve, the Green Star Diamond Award by the Five Star Diamond Award has been bestowed to Ayada Maldives. Recognizing and celebrating the intersection of first class luxury with environmental awareness, Ayada Maldives is deeply honored to be the first recipient of this prestigious award.